Turns gun on himself
What should have been a normal drop-off for a four-year-old hearing-impaired boy at the Danny Williams School for the Deaf in Papine, St. Andrew, Jamaica Tuesday, took a tragic turn that has left the youngster motherless.
It is alleged that 35-year-old Rose-Marie Grey was shot twice by Sergeant Alderman Doran of the Stadium Police Station in St. Andrew, who later turned the gun on himself, minutes after the two dropped her son off at the school.
“About 8:30 a.m., Sergeant Alderman Doran took his friend (Grey) with a little boy to the Danny Williams School for the Deaf. Shortly after, explosions were heard, and upon investigation, they were seen suffering from gunshot wounds,” Detective Sergeant Jubert Llewellyn, of the Constabulary Communication Network, told journalists on the scene.
Grey died on the spot and Doran was taken to the University Hospital in serious condition.
The Papine police are investigating, but were yet to determine what led to the tragedy.
When The Gleaner arrived on the scene, Grey, clad in a red blouse and blue capris jeans, was seen sprawled across the front seat of a white Nissan motor car in the school’s front yard, while curious onlookers scrambled to get a glance at the body.
Over an hour later the body was moved to the morgue.
This is the second incident involving a policeman shooting a female companion in the past two months.
On October 14 this year, Special Constable Wayne Christian, 23, of the Spanish Town Police Station, shot and killed 31-year-old practical nurse Donna Messam of Comarty near Horizon Park before taking his own life.
Meanwhile, Iris Souter, chief executive officer of the Jamaica Association for the Deaf, told The Gleaner that at least two children who had witnessed the shooting from a distance, as well as the other students at the institution have been receiving counselling.
“Over the next couple of days we will have to continue to engage the students in discussions to ensure that, whatever fears or concerns they have, we answer their questions and get them to regain a sense of normalcy in terms of how they proceed with life and their perception of what has happened,” Mrs. Souter told The Gleaner.
Up to press time last night, Sergeant Doran was still battling for life.